Make these easy sea shell crafts with your kids by reusing the shells you found on the beach.
Do you also bring back loads of sea shells after a visit to the beach? Why not make something with it? Here are 2 easy craft ideas: sea shell candles, and a pretty wall hanging ornament.
For the candles
Simply add a small tea candle to the shell. Place the shell into a tin container containing a little bit of water, and place it in the oven. (180’C, until the candle melted.)
A perfect opportunity to show your kids what happens to candles in the oven. My daughter was quite fascinated by the transformation. Simple science meets crafts!
For the wall hanging
You will need shells with holes, some clear line wire(I used jewelry line), and a piece of driftwood. I involved my daughter with this one. She helped with threading the shells onto the line. And I made all the knots and tied them around the driftwood. We did not have a lot of shells with holes, but apparently one can drill holes in shells. I did not want to risk it though, lol!
If you want to make it a wind chime, hang the shells closer together so that they touch each other. It makes a lovely clinging sound when the wind blows outside.
We played with the rest of our “collection” too, adding some sandpit sand and then we just pretended that we are back at the beach. PS: Also see this Under the Sea Sensory Play idea.
Two easy crafts to make with your sea shells and lovely keepsakes too!